Building on the success of last year’s AIKON Venturer Bronze, Swiss luxury watch brand Maurice Lacroix unveils a new version of the model, endowed with anthracite hues coupled with the honey tones of bronze.
Maurice Lacroix’s romance with bronze began in 2017 with the release of the AIKON Bronze which was equipped with a quartz movement. The following year, the AIKON Automatic Bronze burst onto the scene. Both versions were limited-editions, now somewhat of a tradition for the company’s bronze-cased models.
The appeal of bronze is that it exhibits a stylish patina. The AIKON Venturer Bronze embraces some of the AIKON’s design language but is also imbued with boldness and robustness, making it the perfect companion for urban adventures.
The anthracite dial is enriched with a sunray-brushed decoration. The plump golden hands and indexes are lined with white Super-LumiNova. Measuring 43mm in diameter, the AIKON Venturer Bronze delivers superb wrist presence. The AIKON’s six-arm bezel design features on this new model, however, the arms serve a functional role aiding manipulation when rotating the bezel.
The bronze bezel features a black ceramic inlay, a scratch-proof material that helps ensure the model retains its factory-fresh appearance. Unlike some bronze watches, the case of the AIKON Venturer Bronze is made from a special alloy that can be given a patina or browned without oxidising.
To the rear of the watch, the case back is engraved with the brand’s M-logo, surrounded by ‘Vagues du Jura’ motif. The AIKON Venturer Bronze is supplied with two straps, a black rubber strap and a second strap, presented in anthracite leather.
Both straps are embellished with a golden M-logo and each is supplied on a bronze pin buckle. The Maurice Lacroix Easychange system allows the wearer to swiftly switch straps without the need for tools. The watch is fitted with the ML 115 automatic movement.
Availability is limited to just 500 pieces.